Foo Fighters File Lawsuit Over Terrorism Leading To Canceled Tour

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BBC is reporting that Foo Fighters have launched a court case against a number of insurance companies saying they haven’t paid out for seven cancelled gigs.

The US lawsuit mentions three cancelled performances after Dave Grohl broke his leg in June 2015 and four after the Paris terror attacks in November.

The band say there are injury and terrorism clauses in their policies which mean they should be compensated.

They are claiming against underwriters Lloyd’s of London as well.

Foo Fighters are also taking action against the insurance broker responsible for securing the policies, Robertson Taylor, which was bought by US firm Integro in December.

Foo Fighters say the insurers have wrongfully refused to pay their terrorism cover claims for losses from the cancellation of several shows in Europe during their 2015 world tour in November.

The court case, filed on Monday in a federal court in Los Angeles, claims they’re owed for shows they called off in Turin, Paris, Lyon and Barcelona after the Paris terror attacks, which saw 130 people killed.

The band say the companies have “failed to pay amounts that even they appear to recognise are due and owing” on insurance claims the band made on several shows which were cancelled.

The Foos say the website, www.foofighterstours2015.com, had been hacked the day after the attacks to display an IS flag, automatic weapon and the threat, “be prepared”.

The band says in its lawsuit that it believes it’ll be paid for the Paris and Lyon cancellations but alleges that Robertson Taylor advised underwriters against paying for cancelled shows in Italy and Spain despite IS releasing a video threatening additional attacks in Europe.